Veterinary Technician Internship Program

2019-2020 Tech Internship Photo

*The below information is in regards to the 2019-2020 cycle, which is currently closed. Please return Fall 2019 for information on the 2020-2021 cycle.*

Summary of Program

The veterinary technician internship program is for technicians wanting to either focus in Anesthesia & Pain Management or Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, which allows technicians the opportunity to increase knowledge and gain experience in a specific discipline, or participate in a Rotating internship, which allows technicians the opportunity to rotate through various core specialty services and then choose elective specialty services to visit as well.


The program length is scheduled from June 17, 2019 to June 30, 2020, culminating in about 54 weeks. One (1) week will be dedicated to orientation and ten (10) days are set aside for vacation. Therefore, about 51 weeks will be dedicated to working directly with the specialty services.

  • For the Anesthesia & Pain Management and the Emergency & Critical Care programs most time will be spent with the respective core specialty service, but approximately one (1) month will be spent in the alternate specialty service.
  • For the Rotating program, technician interns will spend various time periods with core specialty services including emergency & critical care, primary care & dentistry, operating room services, anesthesia, and diagnostic imaging with the option to visit various elective specialty services as well. Options include cardiology, clinical pathology, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, or zoological medicine. Specific schedules will be created on an individual basis.

Daily schedules will vary and veterinary technician interns should be prepared to be scheduled on overnight rotations as well as weekends and holidays. Specific schedules will be presented and discussed during orientation.

Vacation & Personal Leave

Veterinary technician interns have ten (10) paid personal leave days available to use during the year, with dates chosen at their request and used at their discretion.

Eligible Candidates

We are currently accepting one intern for Anesthesia & Pain Management, one intern for Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, and one intern for the Rotating program.

Candidates must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program and at the minimum be eligible to sit for the VTNE by the internship start date. Experienced technicians that are already credentialed are also welcome to apply.

We are unable to accept applications from non-U.S. citizens. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the program representatives before submitting your application packet.

Salary and Benefits

Veterinary technician interns will be paid an annual salary of $31,000. Health insurance including dental and vision insurance is provided to the intern as part of the compensation package. Interns will be responsible for their own living accommodations and purchasing a decal for on-campus parking accommodations.

Application Process and Deadline

Candidates are required to submit an application form, letter of interest, resume, two (2) letters of recommendation, official veterinary technology program transcripts, documentation of degree, and credentials.

If the applicant selected does not graduate until the spring before the internship start date, their acceptance in the program is contingent on their graduation. Proof of obtaining their degree will be required once received. In this case, interns are welcome to take their VTNE after the start of the internship and licensure should be submitted as soon as it is obtained.

Application packets from candidates should be received by February 28, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

All applicants will be notified by March 30, 2019.

To Apply

1. Download the UF Veterinary Technician Internship Application

2. Submit packet, which should consist of:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (from veterinarian, credentialed veterinary technician, or practice manager)
  • Official Veterinary Technology Program Transcripts (through last semester completed, do not include SSN)
    • Transcripts are preferred to be sent electronically to If that is not an option though, physical copies can instead be sent to the mailing address listed below.
  • Documentation of Degree (if applicable, otherwise due before the start of the internship program)
  • Copy of Licensure (if applicable, otherwise due when obtained)

3. Send application package electronically by February 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. EST to:

4. If you have questions about the program, please contact:
Sheri Holloway or Maya Hester
University of Florida
Small Animal Hospital
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608


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